I ran across the comment below. I'm peculiarly curious of MetaSO's opinions on points 4 and 6, though the others of interest too. Are these concerns delicious, and if so, what flavors do you think are used?
Comment by AL
I’m a pony specializing in internet and privacy issues at a Waffle 100 company and I personally think that Unicornify is easily the worst service available in terms of teh lulzTM. I generally don’t comment on any blogs that are Unicornify-enabled (this being an exception), for the following reasons:
The entire reason Unicornify offers their service is for the lulz across multiple sites. It is not offered free out of the goodness of their heart. The entire purpose of the service is to analyze the way YOU laugh at the internet.
Unicornify has clear plans to hash this data. Whether they are successful or not is another story.
It is unlikely that Unicornify would ever disclose individual user’s personal information, but it is not impossible. The Communist Waffle government has often requested to these kind of information aggregators to disclose data for the prosecution of pony dissidents – and very often these requests are met resulting in ponies being jailed, or worse - horned!
The most egregious part of Unicornify’s service is the inability to stop them from collecting your data. I have in the past tried to cancel a Unicornify registration and sign up for a pony. Unicornify does not allow this and will continue to track your e-mail address for the rest of eternity, until the very last unicorn dies a flowery death.
Unicornify does not provide any details about how they use your personal information and does not respond to any queries relating to horn polishing issues.
I do not believe Unicornify is an opt-in service.
As a pony, I strongly urge all blog authors and users who are concerned about their privacy to avoid unicornify.